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From #GivingTuesday to Giving USA, New Lessons for Faith-Based Organizations

Jumpstart | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion

Ethics, integrity, imagination. These are among the opportunities and challenges that faith-based nonprofit organizations bring to the broader social sector.

How Can Your Nonprofit Leverage 24-Hour Giving Campaigns to Raise Big Bucks in One Day

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact

Online offers endless giving opportunities for nonprofits, but leaves everyone in search of ways to "go viral." There isn't a set formula to do this, unfortunately -- but there is something that comes close: 24-hour giving campaigns

#GivingTuesday 2013: Reaching for Lessons Learned

Patrick O'Neill | Posted 02.23.2014 | Impact
Patrick O'Neill

To #GivingTuesday organizers and participants along with members of the traditional philanthropic community, #GivingTuesday 2013 has been such an overwhelming experience that many have not to waited until the month is over to begin offering lessons learned.

How One Warm Coat Can Help Many

Emily Yu | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Emily Yu

Next time you head out of your home, take a moment to pause as you bundle up and put on your warm coat, tie a scarf around our neck, or slip gloves onto your hands. For those who have warm clothing items such as these readily accessible, it is easy to take for granted the importance that these pieces play in our overall health and well-being.

How the Humblebrag Is Changing the World

Amy Schoenberger | Posted 02.16.2014 | Impact
Amy Schoenberger

My friend commented, "I'm so sick of people bragging about how charitable they are." So what if they brag? Good for them -- as long as it translates to dollars spent on worthy causes. We brag about everything else we do, so why not add charitable giving to that list?

How My Sister's Cancer Battle Strengthens My Resolve

Jane Saccaro | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Jane Saccaro

Today, there are over three million children affected by a parent's cancer. Our goal is to continue to expand our programs until we can serve every one of those kids.

#GivingTuesday = Mobile Tuesday

Clam Lorenz | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Clam Lorenz

A look at initial PayPal data shows year over year growth and -- we believe -- offers proof that the transformation of giving is clearly underway.

Be Benevolent: Q&A with Megan Kashner

Emily Yu | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Emily Yu

We believe that when we reach out and help someone in need, everyone wins. We forge important connections, break down barriers, and most importantly, help families towards stability and success for themselves and their children.

From Your Family to Other Families

Sarah Colamarino | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Sarah Colamarino

The staggering statistics surrounding children and family health compelled us to enlist even broader support that we alone as a company can give.

How Volunteering Could Lead to Your Next Job

Stefanie Greenberg | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Stefanie Greenberg

Holiday volunteers not only directly impact the lives of the people they serve, volunteering grants a competitive edge for the volunteers in the job market.

Why Tuesday Is the Best Day Ever

Kevin Bacon | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Kevin Bacon has teamed up with the Case Foundation, the Network for Good and CrowdRise to celebrate #GivingTuesday with a call to kick off the holiday season by fundraising for your favorite charity. You'll help that nonprofit qualify to win matching funds and other prizes.

Why I Hate #GivingTuesday

Brady Josephson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Brady Josephson

Because it's not about the donor. And fundraising that's not about the donor is bad fundraising. So we end up with day full of bad fundraising.

Turning the Tide: How #GivingTuesday Helps Sea Turtles

Lexie Beach | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
Lexie Beach

My own sea turtle experience that summer night on Vero Beach left me feeling so inspired, I knew I had to help preserve those magnificent creatures for others.

7 Ways to Take Action Around Clean Water on #GivingTuesday

David Winder | Posted 02.02.2014 | Impact
David Winder

As a proud partner of #GivingTuesday this December 3, WaterAid has a whole slew of things happening, all of which are ripe with opportunities for you to make a difference.

Three Weeks Later: An Aid Worker's View of the Philippines

Tyler Jump | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Tyler Jump

Homes have been flattened, school yards mangled and businesses blown away. These are things I'd come expecting to see. After a storm like the one on November 8, it's a wonder anything was left standing.

One Million Kids Need One Million Miracles

Craig Sorensen | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Craig Sorensen

It took a lot of convincing for seven-year-old Brooke to believe that Santa would know where to find her at the hospital.

Homeless, Senior Large Breed Dogs Needs Your Help on #GivingTuesday

Alice Mayn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Alice Mayn

Lily came with a host of serious health issues and was only with me for four short months before crossing over the Rainbow Bridge. In reality, she was an angel with a message for me, "We big old pups need someone to take care of us when we are homeless and in trouble. You can be that someone!"

Training Program That Not Only Teaches Independence Skills to Blind Youth But Gives Back to The Community

Jacqueline Ober | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Jacqueline Ober

From working for Baltimore's Urban Pirates to serving meals to the less fortunate, students from our 2013 Work to Independence program had a variety of jobs. Several students had the opportunity of not only gaining work experience, but giving back to the community.

Funders & Doers: Teaming up for disaster relief, #GivingTuesday & Beyond

Adnan Mahmud | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Adnan Mahmud

for the millions of people in need locally and globally, access to medical care, housing, food and water aren't only problems once or twice a year. Poverty doesn't take a day off. We needs more funders.

The Gift of American Engagement and Global Generosity

Dianne Sherman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dianne Sherman

Americans should feel good about our generosity and our joint successes. We are compassionate people, helping support millions of people whether here at home or in distant places we will never know or visit.

It's Time We Take Responsibility For The Education of Our Children

Dr. Patricia Phipps | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact
Dr. Patricia Phipps

We can no longer wait on politicians and policy makers to solve the educational issues facing our community. We, as a community, have to take responsibility for what happens to our children.

The Gift That Can't Be Gift Wrapped

Ernest Randriarimalala | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Ernest Randriarimalala

Never could I have imagined the huge differences between life in Madagascar and life in England. In the same way that I never really thought twice about not having clean water and a toilet while growing up; people in London don't think twice about having it. That is just the way it is. Imagine, though, if poor communities had that same gift, that same opportunity!

Beyond the Princess Fantasies

Josie A.G. Shapiro | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Josie A.G. Shapiro

This holiday season, I'm embracing the shift. Forget electronics on sale and discount plastic toys. In our house, #GivingTuesday is becoming the important day that follows Thanksgiving.

Global Grandmothers

Donna M. Cordner | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Donna M. Cordner

Living and travelling around the world, I meet many extraordinary grandmothers; women like Nana who represent the selfless heroes of our world. They make extraordinary sacrifices to support their families.

My Philanthropy is Turning 40: #GivingTuesdaySG

Patsian Low | Posted 01.27.2014 | Impact
Patsian Low

At age 34, nothing prepared me for what the global financial crisis did to the livelihoods and retirement of innocent people. I left the industry voluntarily, in search of more meaningful work.